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Bat Pack 2018 Easton Beast X -8 and Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bats: SL18BX8 and MSBHCX8

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2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8

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2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8

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Reviews for the 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8
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“A lot of vibration”

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Pros:  My son has been getting good pop from this bat and it has a big sweet spot.

Cons:  Only negatives are, my son is 9 and complains of a lot of stinging or vibration from this bat. I also wish they would have made the grip with a little bit of padding close to the knob to help with the “sting”

“Dingers”

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Pros:  12 u. Bat is fast through the zone and my son is consistently hitting them out of the park.

Cons:  Grip

Reviews for the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8
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“This bat is impressive”

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Pros:  My son plays 10 Major. The Marucci Hex Connect -8 has lived up to the hype so far. Once it is fully broken in I expect it to be even better. We have had this bat about 2 weeks and I am impressed on how its has performed. I know the durability is there as we have used Marucci exclusively for the last 3 years......best customer service in the industry.

Cons:  None

“outstanding pop”

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Pros:  My 12 year old son has been using the bat for the last 2 weeks. He has hit 3 homeruns, 2 doubles and 2 singles.

Cons:  none at this point.

“ dangerously hot ”

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Pros:   ball jumps right of this bat . we have XL1 cat7 917 combat maxum . after this bat breaks in there is no comparison. my 11 year old hit 2 homers first day and many more after .

Cons:   scratches up easy . I feel bad for pitchers . someone could get hurt lol . but for real .

“breaks easy”

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Pros:  its got really good pop not much time to break in. also connect part makes it where there is no vibration.

Cons:  so the first bat i had it lasted two months before it cracked. used my warranty and got a new one. the one i got from marucci lasted only 1 month before cracking again. very dissapointed

“@prince.2024”

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Pros:  Great composite bat. Has a solid sound and is hot right out of the wrapper. I'm 4'10" and weigh about 85 lbs. Hit a 210' fence using the first tournament. Swung the -8 bat trying to work my way down to a drop -3 before high school. 6th grader now.

Cons:  Paint chip marks but overall still looks great after 6 months of use.

“lasted 1 week ”

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Pros:  great pop out of the box. my boy loved the feel

Cons:  only lasted 30 pitched and surface cracks . after 2 games and 1 practice the bat is now on its way for a return because the crack grew to 4” and paint is split where its not usable .

“Durability Queationable”

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Pros:  My 12yr old plays Majors used for nearly a month before Barrel broke. Up until then it had excellent pop. He was bouncing the ball off the fence at 300ft easy.

Cons:  Hard to get good pop when the Barrel shatters. Only used a handful of times. In the process of getting a replacement. May need to go to a drop -5 for added strength.

“lasted 30 swings”

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Pros:  has pop for the 1 time it got used

Cons:  lasted 30 swings and had to ship it back as it cracked 3inches in the barrel . had to pay to ship it back and still hasnt been replaced .

“okay”

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Pros:  great pop.

Cons:  wont last more than a month. 12yr old 5’11” 145lbs was hitting fence at 300ft but bat shattered after 2 games.

“LIKE IT”

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Pros:  GOT THIS BAT FOR MY SON TO SERVE AS A SPEED BAT FOR THOSE HIGHER VELOCITY PITCHERS HE IS FACING. ITS LIGHTER SO HE CAN GET AROUND FASTER THAN HE COULD WITH HIS -5 BAT. GOOD POP, FEELS GOOD IN THE HANDS, NICE GRIP, WELL BALANCED

Cons:  NOTHING YET

“Great drop 8 composite bat!”

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Pros:  This is a true drop 8. Swings easy and very little vibration on miss hits. Looks cool and holds up well.

Cons:  not as much pop as a the Demarini CF’s, but more inline with the Voodoo

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My Son is 11 and had been swinging a 29 drop 8 2018 CF Zen. We got this bat and he felt it was very similar to the Zen out the wrapper. We have a marucci Cat 5 29/21 and have loved its durability and pop, I placed a 4 on durability as we have only had it for 2 weeks, but not issues at all.

Cons:  None yet. Too soon

“Great bat for the money”

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Pros:  Plenty of pop, feels good when hitting the ball. Kids love it.

Cons:  None

“Great Bat”

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Pros:  My 12 year old loves this bat! He moved from a drop 10 to this drop 8 and i can see the difference. Balls coming of the bat are a lot harder. This bat has good balance and incredible pop. Other kids on the team are now using it with similar results.

Cons:  Every ball mark is seen on the white barrel and the lettering is flaking away after a few weeks of play.

“Kids love it”

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Pros:  doesnt feel like a -8, kid has confidence with it, loves the feel of it, great pop after break in

Cons:  no biggie, but grip tape started to peel off good pop out of the wrapper, but not an im provement from his old bat (mako 2 piece 2014) until broken in fully

Questions and Answers for the 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8

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What is the difference between Beast SL18BX8 and XL3 SL16X38 besides the barrel?

The 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8 and the Easton XL3 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL16X38 are very similar bats. Both feature One-Piece, Alloy construction with an End-Load feel. The difference will be in the new Alloy used to construct the Beast X. The ATAC Alloy used for the Beast X results in a much stronger and more powerful barrel.

Dan Expert
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My son is transitioning to a 30"/22 oz bat and I would like to stay away from composite bats. He has swung the 2015 model Easton S3 bat for almost 3 years now. It has always had unreal pop and held up great. Those bats only come in a -10 length-to-weight ratio. Will this bat have the same kind of pop/sound as the S3, but without the deadening sound of the composite? Also, are they loaded similarly?

This 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX8) should be able to perform and sound just like the S3. However, this Beast X -8 will feature a bit of an end-loaded swing feel and will have more weight placed in the barrel of the bat when compared to the S3 bats your player has swung in the past. Sadly, for 2018, all the USSSA 1.15 rated Easton bats in the -8 length-to-weight ratio will be end-loaded in their feel.

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Which bat is better Hex Connect 30 - 8 or the CAT 7 30 - 8?

The main difference between this 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 and the 2017 Marucci CAT 7 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBYC78 is that the Connect is a multi-piece fully composite bat while the Cat 7 is a one-piece alloy model. The Connect will be more comfortable on contact, but require a break-in period before reaching a peak performance threshold. Both are held to the same USSSA standards and therefore there really will not be a noticeable performance difference between the two.

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My 12 year old is in 6th grade and weighs 128lbs and stands 5'8''. Would the 32'' 24oz be a good fit for him now and into next year playing 13U?

Our sizing chart has your 12 year old right at the 32'' for his size in the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8. It would be a great bat for 13 and under for your son.

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I have a U11 that is 5', 120 lbs and is swinging the -10 Hex Connect and crushing it. I want to get another one and wonder if I should get a -8 at the same 30" or go to 31" -8.

Whether or not to move up in size on the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 for your 11U player would ultimately come down to whether you feel your son's bat speed will be negatively impacted by the added weight. Generally, a player of that age would benefit more from a -10 model but if you feel he can handle an additional 2-3 ounces then there is nothing wrong with going that route.

Cameron Expert
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My son plays 10U tournament ball, and he's 4'10" tall, 100 lbs. Does he need a -10 or a -8?

Weight is difficult for us to recommend as their are other factors such as strength, hand placement on the bat, swing efficiency, etc that all affect that. We do recommend swinging the heaviest bat you can while still maintaining good bat speed, as that will provide the best power. I would probably lean towards a -10 model since that is the most common for 10 years old.

Kyle J. Expert
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Can this bat be used in cold weather? Is a break in period necessary before using in a game?

There is no hard rule about using bats in cold weather, but we here at JustBats generally recommend about 45-50 degrees as the cutoff to where you would probably want to use a practice bat or secondary bat if you could. This bat is a composite model so it will require a break-in period of about 100-200 swings off a tee or soft toss before game use.

Kyle J. Expert
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Would this be a good bat for a smaller (4’11”, 90 lb) 13 year old who plays travel/select ball? He is not a power hitter but does hit well. He really wants the VOODOO -10, but we are thinking he needs to start using a -8 since he is only 2 seasons away from high school. He really likes the 2 piece bats as well.

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 in a 30 inch model would be best for your player. This bat is a two-piece fully composite design with a balanced swing weight and would be an excellent bat for a smaller 13 year old. Would certainly recommend a -8 model for a 13 year old as this will help him transition to BBCOR bats that are required in high school (-3 length to weight ratio).

Cameron Expert
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When will Marucci release their 2018 models?

Marucci will not be releasing a 2018 version of this 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCX8). The next Hex Connect model that will be released is going to be a part of the 2019 release. That release should come out in the summer/fall of 2018.

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Is this bat available as a 2 5/8" barrel?

Unfortunately, the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 is only available in a 2 3/4 barrel. However, the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -5 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCY5 will feature a 2 5/8 inch barrel, but it will be 3 ounces heavier.

Dan Expert
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Is this bat legal for 2018 USSSA standards, 11 year olds?

Yes, the 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 is legal for play in USSSA for 2018. It will work well for an 11 year old.

Jason Expert
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Of the Hex line and the Cat line, which bat generally receives higher marks for balance, power, and durability?

Since the Cat line of bat has been around for more years than the Hex Connect line of bat, I would typically suggest the Cat bats over the Hex Connects. However, the Hex Connect bats have gotten great reviews so far and if you want the -8 length-to-weight ratio combined with a 2 3/4" barrel diameter, I would recommend this 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCX8) very highly. Both the Cat 7 (-8) and this Hex Connect (-8) are well balanced, have shown decent durability and can create power.

Ben Expert
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How will the -8, 2 3/4" version compare to the -10? Should you expect more pop with the heavier bat if you can generate plenty of bat speed? Just trying to decide between the 2 bats and the 2 5/8" CF Zen.

If bat speed is equal, the heavier bat will always produce more power. We always recommend swinging the heaviest bat that you can handle with good bat speed which will allow for best power results. Both the Marucci Hex Connect and the DeMarini CF Zen will be high performing bats.

Kyle J. Expert
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Will this bat be pretty hot out the wrapper like the Combat Vigor and Maxum? Usually drop 8 is 2 5/8". Why is this one 2 3/4"?

The 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8 features a 2 3/4" barrel to allow players a heavier option, while maintaining the larger barrel diameter. The bat will benefit from a break in period, usually about 150-200 swings off a tee or soft toss, rotating the bat in between swings before hitting off live pitching.

Logan Expert
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Is this bat legal for a Babe Ruth Baseball league?

This bat would be legal for the 13-15 year old division and older. Cal Ripken requires 2 1/4" barrel bats, so this would not be legal for that league.

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Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies drove its growth to the No. 1 position, including the introduction of the first true aluminum bat in 1972. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has a long-standing relationshi.... read more

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Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marucci was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage. Fast forward to today, and that dedication to quality and understanding of players' needs has turned into an All-American success story. Marucci is the number one bat in the Big Leagues and makes wood and aluminum bats, batting gloves, protective gear, and other baseball and softball accessories. Star players like Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Andrew McCutchen, and Fran.... read more

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Bat #1: 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8
Bat #2: 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8
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Bat Features
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  • 1.4mm HYPERSKIN Grip Increases Cushioning
  • -8 Length To Weight Ratio
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction (ATAC) Alloy Creates The Strongest & Most Powerful Barrel Ever
  • End Loaded Swing Weight Offers More Mass Behind The Ball At Contact
  • Colorway: Black / Orange / White
  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
  • One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat
  • Thin 29/32 Inch ATAC Alloy Handle Provides A Traditional Feel
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification
  • X-Tended Barrel Design Uses Z-CORE Internal Core Technology For A Massive Sweet Spot
  • Recommended For Players With More Power & Strength
  • Approved For Play In USSSA

Description for 2018 Easton Beast X -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: SL18BX8
Easton has made it their mission to deliver real performance advantages to baseball players through sports engineering and meaningful experiences.

Loud. Powerful. Brute strength. For the 2018 season, JustBats.com is here to introduce the Beast X, the successor of the Easton Z-CORE baseball bats! Easton has gone above and beyond expectations and delivered one of the best alloy designs of all-time. Advanced Thermal Alloy Construction, also known as ATAC alloy, is the backbone of this model and the reason behind its explosive sound, premium power, and invincible strength. With one of the most dominant aluminum barrels in baseball, the Beast X also comes with Easton's X-tended barrel design that is made up of the patented Z-CORE internal core technology to provide a massive sweet spot and one of the longest aluminum barrels in the business. On the other end, the ATAC alloy handle becomes an extension of the body due to unbelievable control and increased cushioning from the 1.4mm HYPERSKIN grip. The best part is the fact that you can swing with certainty knowing that every single Beast X is backed by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Easton: Fueled By Passion, Designed To Win!

This 2018 Easton Beast X Senior League Baseball Bat (SL18BX8) features a drop 8 length to weight ratio, a huge 2 3/4-inch barrel diameter, and a thin 29/32-inch handle diameter. The USSSA 1.15 BPF certified stamp is also placed just above the handle. With an end-loaded swing weight, this model was designed for players with more power and strength. Swing for the fences with the Beast X and purchase one of these Easton baseball bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Never forget, we're here from click to hit!
Bat Features
  • Free Shipping!
  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
  • -8 Length to Weight Ratio
  • Individually Handcrafted & Optimized By Size
  • Max Barrel Length For Bigger Sweet Spot & More Confidence
  • Ring-Free Barrel Technology Results In Absolutely No Dead Spots
  • Shock Dissipating Connection (SDX) Technology Offers Solid Feel & Dismisses Vibrations
  • Sting-Free Comfort Knob Improves Comfort & Control
  • Two-Piece, Fully Composite Construction
  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification

Description for 2017 Marucci Hex Connect -8 Senior League Baseball Bat: MSBHCX8
New youth big barrel baseball bat for 2017! The Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat allows ball players to connect with confidence. This two-piece, fully composite construction is made up of Marucci's innovative technologies and top of the line materials for supreme performance and all-season durability. Each model is individually optimized by size for maximum performance in every bat. The brand new SDX (Shock Dissipating Connection) Technology conjoins the barrel and the handle to provide a smooth, solid feeling at contact. Additionally, the combination of the SDX and the sting-free knob enhances comfort and control while eliminating any negative vibration in the hands. Furthermore, the tried and true ring-free barrel technology continues to guarantee that your Hex Connect baseball bat will demonstrate greater performance with absolutely NO dead spots. Marucci is sure of this so they are backing the Hex Connect with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Marucci: Honor The Game!

This 2017 Marucci Hex Connect Senior League Baseball Bat (MSBHCX8) features a -8 length to weight ratio, a 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter, and the USSSA 1.15 BPF certification. Enhance your game and purchase a Marucci baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats. We're here for you from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Approved For:USSSA
Barrel Diameter:2 3/4"
Bat Type:Baseball
Color:Black
Color:Red
Color:White
Deals:Closeout Bats
Deals:Personalization Eligible
Deals:Bat Pack
Length to Weight Ratio:- 8
Material:Aluminum
Material:Composite
Price:$200 - $299.99
Series:Beast X
Vendor:Easton
Vendor:Marucci
Year:2018
Year:2017

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